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Hal Zina Bennett

Agent: N/A
9827 Irvine Ave
Upper Lake, California, United States

I have over 30 successful books in print, ranging from the pioneering holistic health book The Well Body Book, with Mike Samuels, MD, to two novels with shamanic themes. My books for writers, Write From the Heart (now in a 5th printing) and Writing Spiritual Books, are widely read and quoted.

I coach other authors, and work with several publishers to help develop successful book projects. Sometimes this requires major surgery, sometimes just some minor polishing. Most of this work is by referral from publishers or agents but I occassionally will work directly with the authors. I have worked on over 200 published books, including several New York Times bestsellers and with many Oprah guests.

Since I work closely with over a dozen publishers, I have my finger on the pulse of what is going on in the book business. As an author, sometimes agent, publishing consultant and marketing advisor, I bring a lot to every project.

I teach twelve to fifteen writing seminars each year.

Interests: As an author my main interests are personal and spiritual development as they apply to creating healthier relationships with our planet and each other. As a fiction writer, I like a good story, good characters, and some insights into the human condition.

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes


Published works:


  • White Mountain Blues
  • Spirit Circle
  • Nonfiction

  • Write From the Heart: Unleashing the Power of Your Creativity
  • Writing Spiritual Books: A Bestselling Writers Guide to Successful Publication
  • Spirit Animals & The Wheel of Life: Earth-Centered Practices for Daily Living
  • The Lens of Perception: Exploring Inner Worlds
  • Zuni Fetishes: Using Native American Objects for Meditation, Reflection and Insight
  • Follow Your Bliss
  • Writing Spiritual Books: A Bestselling Writers Guide to Successful Publication